At around 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday night, about the time that my girlfriend Amy and I were leaving small, Washington-area Italian joint Patrenella's after a quiet New Year's Eve dinner, that's the time my iPhone started to buzz. The deluge of tweets and texts (mostly positive) confirmed it -- Penn Stat ... More >>
With 2013 giving way to 2014, it's time for a few predictions that will, more than likely, be way off the mark. But what the hell, that means I'll be just like the rest of my sportswriting brethren. So... PREDICTION ONE: CSN HOUSTON The next status conference in bankruptcy court before Judge Marv ... More >>
"I share your sentiment. When is the next time Jacksonville is gonna have an athlete like Tim Tebow?" -- Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, responding to a caller on a Jacksonville talk show just before the Super Bowl in 2012 Back then, the talk wasn't about whether or not Tim Tebow could play ... More >>
It's all about perspective. You can look at my performance last week in this space one of two ways (and depending on whether or not you decided to follow my picks, I bet I can determine exactly which way you choose to view it): "Sean, you went 2-4 on your picks, including losing all three of your ... More >>
The former UH STAR could become the number two QB for the Texans this season.
The result by itself doesn't matter. Despite losing to the Saints, the Texans had a mostly good day from a big-picture standpoint. They put up nearly 500 yards of offense (496) against a competent opponent. They came out without any significant injuries. Andre Johnson looked better than ever. They ... More >>
Case Keenum had a good game on Saturday night versus the Dolphins. He had a good game two weeks ago against the Minnesota Vikings. He's been good enough that there's been some thinking coming from Texans camp that Keenum might be the team's second-string quarterback to open the season. And this has ... More >>
So this is my second post in about five days where I go through betting lines for the 2013 NFL season with a fine tooth comb. Keep in mind that none of the games I'm investing my time and energy in here take place until at least four months from now, but still, I pore over schedules, draft classes, ... More >>
It's a hard-knock lifeIt goes without saying that, other than "best player on NBA team regardless of position," quarterback of an NFL team is the single most influential individual position impacting results in a team sport. So imagine if one-sixth of the teams in the NBA decided to bench th ... More >>
Andre Johnson: Good hands.The long-standing reputation for the Gary Kubiak-era Texans has been that they fold under pressure. When teams hit them, they rarely hit back. They don't finish the job, especially on the road. In the season's second week, the Texans took yet another step toward exo ... More >>
2-0! (again)I hope everyone had a good weekend of football. I was two plays away from going 6-0 on my picks, my alma mater finally won a game and the Texans are 2-0! On the flip side, college realignment struck a blow in my home part of the country, as the Big East that I grew up with essen ... More >>
The Texans start operating like a bona fide NFL team.
One game. One of two missed Kris Brown field goals. One of two Chris Brown rushing attempts from a yard out. A ridiculous Chris Brown pass on first and goal in Jacksonville. Take away any of those -- just one -- and the Texans are most likely 9-6 and controlling their own playoff destiny hea ... More >>